I find writing really difficult. Yeah, I know, I have a blog! One of my problems is that I don't write very quickly as I tend to think about things too much. I get a lot of associated thoughts (which is why I like to add comments in brackets like this!), so expressing myself clearly without tripping over myself can be tricky. This goes for talking too, but hey, what can you do! Another problem is that I have a tendency to use complicated language over simple words. This can get in the way of getting my point across
I was over at Sirlin's website getting a link for Playing To Win and
happened upon these posts on clear writing found these:
- Writing Well, Part 1: Sensibilities
- Writing Well, Part 2: Clear Thinking, Clear Writing
- Writing Well, Part 3: Origins of a Writer
I find this articles really inspiring. Not just in helping me to write better, but in helping me think more clearly. And being able to think and communicate more clearly when your under pressure (oh, say, at a tournament) is a good thing.
I also liked his point about only writing when you have something to say. I'm trying to
So if you have a blog or just want some tips I recommend taking a look.